King & Wood Mallesons review of the emergence of specialist international courts that seek to cater to parties engaged in cross-border commercial transactions. The author refers to the Singapore International Commercial Court, the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts, the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre, the Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts, and most recently the China International Commercial Court, concluding that, while national and international efforts have sought to make international dispute litigation more attractive, it has yet to match some of the unique benefits of international arbitration, key to these being enforcement under the New York Convention, confidentiality and neutrality.
About Phillip Rompotis
Phillip practices as a barrister and arbitrator in Hong Kong. He has over 25 years’ litigation and arbitration experience in commercial disputes relating to construction & engineering, financial services, joint venture & shareholders agreements, technology, trusts, property and landlord & tenant. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of various lists/panels of arbitrators.View